Decorating a Farmstead Kitchen (and making a chalkboard wall)

The kitchen is the heart of the home, where the fires are burning, where memories are made, where the cook stove will stay warm and where  at the breakfast nook near the warm stove we will play board games on snowy winter days.  Where sustaining food is prepared and the baby plays at my feet while … More Decorating a Farmstead Kitchen (and making a chalkboard wall)

Transition, Exhaustion, and God’s Great Canvas

We are moving to our dream house.  This is the scene looking across the goat pens and chicken coop.  It is breathtaking and inspiring. We are so very tired, I’m afraid.  We have been taking loads out to the new house every day along with our regular farmer’s markets, farm chores, and household chores, and … More Transition, Exhaustion, and God’s Great Canvas

Baby Farmgirl

We raised our pre-teens and teens in the country and I wish that I had moved them out here a bit earlier.  My daughters still want trucks and found boys that love outdoor activities.  They are pretty country.  Our son promptly moved back to the city!  I like it here though.  Folks are polite around … More Baby Farmgirl

Successes and Failures

This lifestyle involves learning a lot of new and wonderful things.  It also includes a fair amount of failures.  Yet, thankfully, a lot of successes as well.  One can’t have one without the other. Success story:  When I started this blog almost two years ago I had posted a stock photo of shelves of canned … More Successes and Failures

Moving Time for the Herbs (successful transplanting)

Not only are we moving our furniture and belongings, but we are moving an entire garden!  All the medicinal plants (save for a few annuals) are heading to the new homestead.  My friend, Deb, taught me how to transplant the herbs successfully when she gifted me with a few of them last year.  It’s pretty … More Moving Time for the Herbs (successful transplanting)